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Sail Check

Posted by Bryan on Monday, July 22, 2013, In : Sails 
We checked over the sails to determine which ones to rig up and which ones to leave behind.  We have 2 mains, 2 roller reefing jibs and 1 mizzen.  All are in pretty good shape, given what my old boat had.  The boat has not been sailed much int he last 15 years.  The last 5 years it has been on land with the refit.  Before that it was on the hard for a few years, and before that it was used as a "cottage at the dock" and not sailed.  So although the sails may be 15 years old, they have hardly ...
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Posted by Bryan on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, In : Sails 
First time I actually looked at the sails.  Only took one and a half years.  And They look way better than I though.

The boat has only been sailed a few times in the last 10 years.  The boat sat for 6 years, the previous owner bought it, sailed it some for 1 season, then put it on land for 1.5 years, now I have had it for 1.5 years.  I don't know when they were made, but they still have that crinkle to them.  Much better than any sail I have ever had. 

2 jibs, same size.  For roller reefing.
2 m...
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Bryan Haas

Please feel free to contact me! I grew up on the waters of the Chesapeake sailing and fishing. I was paid to work, sail, race, and sometimes live on a 51' Hinkley (they didn't really need to pay me but they offered!). I am a high school science teacher who likes to learn by doing. Used to teach at "The Sound School" in New Haven Ct. Check it out, the most amazing on- the- water school there is. I have rebuilt smaller boats from scratch, but nothing on this scale. This is an adventure. All help is greatly appreciated.

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